Archive : February 2009
Fate Awards 2009
10 February 2009
At a star studded bash in Belfast’s Waterfront Hall, on Friday 3rd April, Northern Ireland’s top entertainment venues battled it out to take the top spots at this year’s FATE awards. The annual awards night run by FATE magazine is among Northern Ireland's most glittering awards ceremonies and is a barometer for what’s hot and what’s not in NI.
The awards were hosted by Ruby Wax and presented by a host of local and national celebrities. Botanic Inns scooped up two out of sixteen of these coveted awards:
Best Front of House – Gerry Webb of the Botanic Inn
Best Style Bar – Apartment
Lucky number 13 for Botanic Inns
03 February 2009
While the number 13 may be unlucky for some, Botanic Inns, Northern Ireland’s leading Pub Company is celebrating as all 13 of its outlets have been awarded The Taste of Ulster Plaque this year.
It is the first time that all of the outlets in the Botanic Inns group have received the award which is the benchmark for quality local food and service across all sectors of the Northern Ireland hospitality market.
Speaking about the award Stephen Magorrian, Botanic Inns Managing Director commented “The Taste of Ulster Award across all thirteen Botanic Inns’ outlets is a reflection of our commitment to providing quality produce which represent aspects of traditional and modern Ulster cuisine. It is a fantastic achievement for each and every one of our venues and is a result of the hard work our staff are doing in delivering great food and a first class hospitality.
“Taste of Ulster standards includes sourcing and promoting local food where possible and delivering a positive experience for domestic experience and foreign visitors. This recognition gives us the opportunity not only to put ourselves on the global market but also to boost the local economy and support the agricultural community.”
Successful recipients of The Taste of Ulster Plaque receive a Membership Certificate of Achievement and a New Taste of Ulster Stoneware Plaque. Furthermore, all members will be included in the Taste of Ulster Guide and Taste of Ulster Website.
Botanic Inns owns 13 outlets employing over 600 people. The company has won a range of accolades over the last number of years including UK Multiple Operator of the Year in 2008, Belfast Business of the Year in 2007 and inclusion within the Financial Times top 50 workplaces 2007 and The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2007.
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Caroline Reid or Shane Finnegan on 02890663000